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A 22-year-old female asked:

Been getting a lot of ear infections for the last 2 years and i really don't have money to be going everytime i get them.what can i do to prevent them?

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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on type: Two general types of ear infections: external/outer, sometimes referred to as swimmer's ear and middle - more often seen in children. As you are an adult i will focus on outer. Avoid water exposure, q-tips and any type of manipulation in the ear canal. Be wary of hairspray as well. If you swim frequently consider otc alcohol/acetic acid solutions. Treat eczema if you have.

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Last updated Jan 6, 2013

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